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1. A Tstack modular storage system, which you can customize to your precise tool and supply storage needs (there are nine different available options, all of which work together), easily take on-the-go, then neatly stack all together in a corner when you're done.
As you can see in the left picture, there's even an option to stack it on a cart, for easy transport from point A to point B — and if you only needed the tools from two boxes for a project, you could just grab those. Many of the options include foam you can cut-out yourself to custom fit your tools. Several reviewers say this is best if you have LOT of tools you want to access on a regular basis, but you can also opt to get just a standalone toolbox, if you wanted!
Promising review: "Get organized, the affordable way! The Tstak system is a great storage alternative to even large scale expensive toolboxes. Instead of transferring tools to different boxes to take with you off-site, grab your 'jigsaw and orbital sander' toolbox. It accommodates all different types of storage. This fits a more than adequate amount of tools, I'm not trying to fit an overly abundant amount of items into a container in which I'll never find what I need; I am using this to organize what I have.
I have three sections attached together which probably weigh close 40 lbs, have brought them to and from work every day for the last two weeks with absolutely no issues." —simmons derek j
Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available with 9 mix-and-match options).
2. An all-in-one metal pegboard pack that you can mount to your wall to keep all your favorite items within arms reach, whether you're looking to store crafting materials, your most go-to home improvement tools, or even your favorite cooking gadgets in the kitchen.
Note that both of these photos have some after-market hooks on them; it's compatible with a range of accessories, including the old-style 1/4-inch pegboard pegs, baskets, etc. This basic kit comes with three pegboard panels, two shelves, three plastic bins, a screwdriver holder, a hammer holder, 20 other assorted hooks and brackets, and the mounting hardware you need to hang it up.
Promising review: "I know peg boards aren’t for everyone but I love 'em. They keep my tools organized and I don’t have to go fishing through drawers to find 'em. I really like the fact that they are metal and will basically last forever. They are appropriately spaced from the wall so you don’t have to worry about adding spacers. I also really like the slits for different types of hanging hooks. You can add multiple shelves and baskets. I used tapcon anchors to hang my boards and I feel like they would hold several pounds of tools with room to spare.
The only knock I can give is one of the units had a slight dent in the corner but it wasn’t bad enough for me to bother going through a return hassle. Great product, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!" —Chicken Keeper
Get it from Amazon for $108.25+ (available in 12 colors, with several accessory color options for each).
3. Or a set of four heavy-duty magnetic bars if you don't have quite enough of a collection to justify a pegboard, but want to figure out a setup that makes everything easy to find when you need it.
4. A 15(!!) pocket heavy duty canvas tool bag perfect for either A) storing your most-used tools and gadgets, so when you're ready to tackle a project, you can grab it and go, or B) organizing your limited-size tool collection in a way you can actually see everything you have at a glance.
Many reviewers use this for cleaning products! It also has an optional shoulder strap you can attach.
Promising review: "Most of my tool bags have a large central compartment with some pockets on the outside. In many case, the outside pockets seem almost like an afterthought — a strip of cloth stitched to the outside of the bag. This bag is different. It has a good-sized central compartment with a padded bottom. The outside pockets are very large, and the tops of the pockets have an upward curve that makes it less likely that stuff will fall out. Some of the pockets have drain holes in the bottom. The outside pockets are useful and can hold a lot of "stuff." The material is heavy duty, and manufacturing quality is very good." —Leonard Lehew
Get it from Amazon for $36+ (also available in grey).
5. A clip-in mop and broom organizer that can turn any 17-inch section of wall into an impeccable cleaning tool closet the moment you hang it up — or if you already have said closet, finally organize everything so you don't have to go on an architectural dig through a pile of stuff to find your favorite duster.
It has five slots for hanging handled items like brooms and mops, and five hooks for smaller things, like your duster.
Promising review: "This product is fantastic! It was easy to mount and hanging things is a breeze. My house is very old with no extra closet or pantry space. I needed to clean up the dreaded corner of shovels and a mop. Luckily this product was able to do that — and it comes with hooks. Since it's hung by my back door in the kitchen I can hang my aprons and purse on it. This little piece is very sturdy and so are those little hooks. My double-zippered purse is full of weight and it holds like a charm. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's just looking for a sensible option." —Shellybeenz
Get it on Amazon for $13.99.
6. A 40-item Rubbermaid yard tools rack because it'll give your shovels, rakes, hoes, trimmers, weeders, and outdoor brooms a designated home base that makes it super simple to find and grab exactly what you need, when you need it.
It can hold up to 40 different items, and it has casters so it can roll if you need it to. Reviewers recommend storing items like shovels heavy-side-down, to help prevent tipping.
Promising review: "Finally, order out of chaos. We have here four shovels, two pairs of pruning shears, a large leaf rake, a hoe, two spades, a pallet breaker, a ground tamper, a garden weasel, and edging spade, another hoe, two brooms and a long level. So, in my opinion, it holds a LOT. Its very stable and I like the wheels so I can move it as needed. Because my basement has really low ceilings and ductwork/pipes, it can be tricky to get the really long handled rakes and hoes into the holes. You could use the snap holders but I wanted those for the heavier items. Now all I need to do is find a way to store the power yard tools!" —S. Zellers
7. Or a wall-mount storage rack if you don't have any extra floorspace in your garage, but still want somewhere to neatly hang all your supplies. Reviewers say it's *incredibly* sturdy, so if you have lots of heavy stuff, this could be the rack for you.
It can hold up to 200 pounds once you have it mounted!
Promising review: "Garden tools were piling up, taking over way too much space in my garage, so I ordered this tool rack. It's supposed to be able to support several shovels, etc., on each pair of rods, and it does, just like the picture. It's strong enough that I could do chin-ups on it and it wouldn't bend or budge at all. It would be easy to install with two people, one to support the weight of it and the other to screw in the screws, but I managed to do it alone. It's head and shoulders above any of the other tool racks I've bought in quality, sturdiness, and the amount that it can hold neatly and securely on its 3' length." —Paula Bennett
Get it from Amazon for $49.99.
8. A hair tool storage basket that hangs over your bathroom cabinet door becuase your hair dryer, straightener, and favorite curling irons don't deserve to be constantly tangled together in your drawer anymore.
Promising review: "This did exactly what I needed it to. Before all my items were in a drawer and the cords were a pain, but with this metal basket it minimized clutter, kept things organized and separate, and also looks nice. It fits two of my blow dryers, a flat iron, and a curling wand. The bars are adjustable as well (just use the twisties it came with to secure them in place). Worth the buy. :)" —Alyssa Jewell
Get it on Amazon for $18.99 (available in eight colors).
9. Or a heat-resistant hair tool holster because it grips on to your cabinet or toilet tank (no adhesive necessary) and 1) keeps your straightener or curling iron readily available, 2) gives you a place to set it down even while it's still powered on, and 3) lets you turn it off and walk away while it cools, with zero worries.
All you need is a smooth, non-porous surface! And yes, it works for temperatures up to 500 degrees, so you're all good even if you crank up the heat.
Promising review: "My wife left the hair straightener on and rushed to work, this plastic magnificent thing probably prevented a fire in our apartment. Even though it was very warm and hot, nothing burned, not even the plastic holder itself. It does what it's supposed to do. It sticks and prevents fires from hair straighteners. Proved after sticking to the sink for over three to four months and not melting with a turned-on hair straightener inside from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m." —Emre
Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in black or pink).
10. A 24-pocket over-door organizer originally intended for shoes that reviewers have repurposed in all kinds of creative ways, like as easy-access storage for hair tools, cleaning tools, and even educational tools (like headphones in a computer lab).
Promising review: "I love these back of the door clear dividers — you can store a lot on them and they are sturdy and secure. I love being able to see what's there and grab it easily. We use them for toys, medicine cabinet, and hats and gloves. I will buy more!" —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $9.87.
11. A 5-gallon-bucket apron for gardeners designed specifically so your spade, rake, gloves, seed packets, shears, and anything else you need will all fit in its 12 exterior pockets, leaving the bucket free for larger items, or as a handy place to drop weeds before taking 'em to the compost bin.
Promising reviews: "Excellent organizer for your hand garden tools. I had to add four plastic zip ties to help support the weight for all my tools. Just drill a few holes in the lip of the bucket to tighten the organizer band, works great! If you are a serious gardener or weekend warrior, you will love this item. Well worth the investment." —enc
"This thing is awesome and is crazy high quality. I use it for my beekeeping supplies and it has tons of pockets to hold everything. I'm so impressed with the thick fabric and high quality clips and buckles. Super well made and perfect for what I need." —clo.leigh
Get it from Amazon for $24.99.
12. And if you have the space for it, a full-fledged potting bench with a drawer and a large storage cabinet, so your gardening tools have a designated place to live besides that one damp corner of the garage.
Besides your tools, it'll be the perfect spot to organize everything you need for container gardening: pots, soil, twine, gloves, and more.
Promising review: "I just love this potting bench. It looks so awesome and I finally have a place to work instead of taking up the picnic table with my plant potting mess. Great buy and really holds up well." —Diana
Get it from Wayfair for $279.99.
13. An under-cabinet drawer with a shelf on top that doubles up your usable space, so you have easy access to all your cleaning (or hair or beauty!) tools in the drawer *and* everything on top of it.
Promising review: "These are nice pieces that helped me organize underneath my bathroom sink! They fit perfectly! After organizing everything, I was so surprised I had so much more room that I grabbed more items out of the linen closet to fill it up. I still have a lot of room left. I bought these based off the high ratings and they hold true. (This is Brad's wife.)" —Brad J. Leahy
Get it on Amazon for $24.97 (also available in bronze).
14. A set of itty-bitty hook screws (or Command hooks!) and some cute decals because it all takes up pretty much NO extra space and it'll be storage for a bunch of quick-reference ~knowledge~ (how many cups is one quart of chicken broth anyway?) as much as it is a convenient spot to stash your measuring cups and spoons.
15. A drawer knife block because they're your most precious and essential kitchen tools, so you want to keep them somewhere they're easy to access, but also somewhere they'll stay as sharp as possible because they're not knocking against other knives.
As the picture on the right shows, it's designed to put longer blades (think chefs knives, bread knives, etc.) in every other slot in the bottom layer so they extend into the top layer, then shorter knives (paring knives, steak knives, etc.) in the empty "off" slots in the bottom layer.
Promising review: "I really hated the giant knife block on my counter and the fact that it wasn't easily cleaned. I wanted something I could stash in a drawer, out of sight, and still be able to keep my knives separated and protected AND it had to be something I could clean. Joseph Joseph nailed it with this one. It's good quality, nice weight, rubber bottomed so it doesn't slip around in the drawer, separates knives into two layers to make the most of drawer space, and stands the knives on their edges so the handles are easily gripped to remove. Oh, and you can throw it in the sink and wash it easily, as it's all plastic! Just perfect. Highly recommend." —monkeysohana
Get it from Amazon for $10.19.
16. An expanding, adjustable drawer insert featuring customizable inner dividers so you have six different compartment arrangement options, depending on your personal ideal combination of everyday cooking and measuring tools.
17. A classic cleaning carrying caddy that you can keep under the sink with all the cleaning tools and products you use anytime you need to tackle a mess, or stash wherever you keep your household cleaners so you can always customize what you carry.
Promising review: "Perfect for what I needed in a cleaning caddy. As I went though rooms and had to make back and forth trips to bring all the cleaning supplies I needed to do a thorough job, I realized spending a few dollars on a caddy to keep everything in one place would save me time (and energy) in the long run. Now when I do my weekly scrubs, it goes faster because I’m able to use the correct product on problem areas instead of trying to Windex everything. I feel like it’s one of those things you don’t know you need until you actually have it and experience the convenience." —Larisa
Get it from Amazon for $17.10.
18. A set of interlocking drawer organizers to transform drawers filled with useful tools all over your home: your junk drawer, home office drawer, and bathroom drawers are all about to see what it means to actually be functional and helpful! And you might actually use those tools more often if you can easily see everything.
Promising review: "These things are AWESOME!! I love the fact that you can lay them out however you want and still connect them. They are perfect for the so-called "junk drawer" — you can give all the odd stuff a home and have it organized. When my hubby asks for a pen I tell him to open the junk drawer and they are on the far right in the long bin. He actually could find them easily without digging, it was great!" —Shelley R
19. A silicone work mat, because it's perhaps even more important to keep all your tools organized in their places while you're working on a project this was made for (like phone repair, drone tinkering, multitool cleaning/repair, soldering, etc.) than when you store 'em, since said projects tend to revolve around a bunch of teensy little pieces.
20. A clear acrylic makeup brush organizer, which makes everything easy to see and use *and* has swing-open lid that protects your brushes from that inevitable dust buildup that happens when you store stuff on the counter or your vanity. Plus the three drawers leave space for other beauty tools like makeup sponges, nail clippers, and tweezers.
21. Or if you have a large collection, a brush folio that stands on its own and is designed to hold 40 brushes up to 11 inches tall, meaning you never have to pick and choose which ones you want to keep easily accessible again. And when you're ready to take 'em on the go, it conveniently zips closed!
Many makeup artists love this as an alternative to a brush belt, and several reviewers say they're able to fit significantly more than the intended 40 brushes. How does it stand on its own? With the help of sturdy snaps on straps that click into place on either side.
Promising review: "This case is fantastic — I was tired of having to wash dust off my brushes regularly and decided to put the majority of the collection in storage. This case is an ideal solution. I was able to place 50 brushes in it comfortably, including 12–15 large powder/contour/blush brushes. It’s also tall so I had no problem fitting longer brushes. I like that when I’m ready to do a more elaborate/glam look I can just whip this case out and set it up with the brushes easily accessible and visible. The only criticism I have is that I wish the spine was a little wider so the case folded and closed more easily — but overall it feels very durable and well-made so I’m not worried. I could also see this case working well for my paintbrushes and might consider getting another for those." —Kate Ross
Get it from Amazon for $24.99.
22. A 26-slot acrylic nail art brush- and tool-holder specifically created for that very purpose, because darn it when your nails are a little wet, you really need everything front, center, and easy!
You to your projects and everyday routines, now that your tools to accomplish 'em are all precisely organized:
The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.